University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, History Department
Assistant Professor, World/Public and Policy History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Wisconsin, United States|
World History/Public and/or Policy History
The Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Public History and/or Policy History, beginning fall 2012. Regional, geographic, or period specialization is open. We are especially interested in applications from Public History candidates with backgrounds in material culture studies, built environment, or oral history. The department is also especially interested in applications from candidates with Policy History specialties in education, welfare, race, criminal justice, or other social or domestic policy topics.
Teaching responsibilities include three courses per semester, including a General Education World History course and upper level courses in specialty areas. Ph.D. in hand by August 2012. Please list major and minor fields of specialization on C.V. and submit a letter of application, C.V., unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation by November 1, 2011. Application letters (500-750 words) should address teaching experience including experience and/or ability to teach world history, and research interests and agenda. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AHA meeting. "Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/"
The Department of History provides students with a solid foundation in a world history curriculum, with specialties in selected time periods, themes, and subjects. Faculty are leaders in disciplinary specialties and history education. Half of all History majors and minors are teacher education students. The department partners in interdisciplinary programs, including Latin American Studies, Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies, German Studies, Russian Studies, Environmental Studies, Archaeology and Public History. History students participate in a vital undergraduate research program. The department and the university are committed to being inclusive and supportive learning and teaching communities. We encourage applicants who enhance our commitment to these goals.
As an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse is engaged in an effort to be a leader in Wisconsin's movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. If you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process, please contact Professor James Longhurst to make appropriate arrangements.
About UW-La Crosse: The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-L fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-L is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as "... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of "America's Best Colleges" for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top three institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are nearly 350 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 73 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 87 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 67 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-L campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Please contact Dr. Longhurst if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
Special Instructions to Applicants: If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. James Longhurst, Department of History, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW-La Crosse is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
Dr. James Longhurst
|Primary Category:||World History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Ancient History